Janta Congress Chhattisgarh
AbbreviationJCC
PresidentRenu Jogi
FounderAjit Jogi
Founded23 June 2016 (6 years ago) (2016-06-23)
Split fromIndian National Congress
HeadquartersShri Balaji Complex, Near Gandhi Maidan, Khamtarai, Raipur, Chhattisgarh - 492001.
IdeologySocial justice
Feminism
Direct democracy
Agrarianism
Political positionLeft-wing
ColoursPink
ECI StatusState Party
Seats in Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly
3 / 90
Election symbol
Farmer Ploughing (within square)

Janta Congress Chhattisgarh[1] (or Chhattisgarh Janata Congress[2]) is a political party in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. The party was founded by former Chief Minister, Ajit Jogi, after Jogi and his son Amit were expelled from Indian National Congress due to anti-party activities as well as sabotaging a bypoll election in Antagarh. Amit Jogi was expelled for six years.[3][4][5]

Ajit Jogi launched the party in Thathapur village of Kawardha district and directly challenged Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Raman Singh.[2][6]

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2018

The JCC and BSP decided to fight in the 2018 Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly election in alliance with each other according to which, JCC contested on 55 seats while BSP contested on 35 seats. The alliance declared Ajit Jogi as its Chief Ministerial candidate. Later, the CPI also gave support to this alliance. The alliance strongly condemns the policies of both the main parties in the state, the BJP and INC and gives a new platform to the people of Chhattisgarh in the form of a third front. Ajit Jogi released the manifesto on stamp paper and said, "I am ready to go to the jail if the promises remain unfulfilled". However the alliance was badly defeated as it could manage to win only 7 seats out of the 90 seats in which JCC won 5 seats & its alliance partner BSP won 2 seats.

References

  1. ^ Ejaz Kaiser (7 December 2016). "Ajit Jogi's party registered as Janta Congress Chhattisgarh". New Indian Express. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Ajit Jogi names new party, Chhattisgarh Janata Congress (Jogi)". Hindustan Times. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  3. ^ Ajit Jogi announces new political party
  4. ^ Congress set to split in Chhattisgarh
  5. ^ Congress embarrassed after audio tapes link Ajit Jogi to sabotaging party prospects in 2014 bypolls
  6. ^ Chhattisgarh Janta Congress: Ajit Jogi names his new party

See also